Paleo and Fiber

A few questions that come up frequently when someone is looking to transition to a paleo lifestyle are related to fiber: How will I get enough fiber if there are no grains allowed? Don't "whole grains" and fiber help fight cholesterol? Don't I need a certain amount of fiber in order to stay regular? What are the best sources of fiber if I'm going paleo? Fiber helps keep me full and is good for weight loss, right? A lot of the information you'll read about fiber is not far off base - fiber does help with satiety, constipation, and regular bowl movements, cholesterol, and a whole host of other ailments. In this article, we'll … [Read more...]

How To Make A Green Smoothie

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This is a contribution from Vic Magary of GreenSmoothieRecipeBook.com.  Be sure to get his Top 5 Green Smoothie Recipes by clicking here. As a paleo diet fan, you likely eat more vegetables than most people.  Broccoli and asparagus are probably in your regular meal rotation.  And the leafy greens of spinach and kale also show up on your dinner table from time to time.  But what about other leafy greens such as chard, collards, turnips, or even carrot greens? Many of us duck away from eating a wide variety of greens for one simple reason - they taste bitter as hell.  We know they pack a serious vitamin and … [Read more...]

The Many Types of Paleo

Is [insert your food here] paleo?  That's probably the number one question we get around here - after all - this is the . There's a lot of grey areas - and even in our food list - while it's pretty comprehensive doesn't cover all the different variances within the different paleo camps. In an attempt to try & solve this once & for all, we sat down with our favorite graphic designer and put together this comparison chart of the different stances of various paleo camps. While we don't dive deep into this chart exactly WHY each camp acts the way they do, it will give you a nice 30,000 ft overview of what "camps" of paleo eat … [Read more...]

Reddit Releases Paleo Cookbook & Recipes

Reddit's paleo community - one of our favorite communities on the web - just released a brand new Paleo Iron Chef Cookbook - and we have to say - it's pretty darn cool. All in all, this cookbook contains 20 food categories 138 recipes & pages 140+ pictures ...all in 1 cookbook! You can download the cookbook files at the links below: Reddit Paleo Iron Chef Cookbook Paleo Iron Chef Cookbook-WITH PICTURES-PDF version - 3 MB Paleo Iron Chef Cookbook-WITH PICTURES-Editable MS Word version - 36 MB Paleo Iron Chef Cookbook-NO PICTURES-PDF version - 1 MB Paleo Iron Chef Cookbook-NO PICTURES-Editable MS Word version - 750 kb If you're … [Read more...]

Paleo Diet Food List Infographic

Want a better paleo diet food list to take with you grocery shopping? Well, we've got you covered. Okay okay, we already have the most comprehensive paleo diet food list on the planet. We get it. But, for some reason - you guys just can't get enough of it. So, we gave in and created a whole new food list - this time in fantastic infographic form. Bigger, badder, and prettier than ever - so yeah - we're pretty pumped about it. It's pretty extensive, so we'll stop talking and just let you take a look at it and download (and pin it) away. Paleo Diet Food List Infographic Paleo Diet Food List Infographic If you'd like to post this on your … [Read more...]

The Periodic Table of Meat

The Periodic Table of Meat One of our favorite genres of paleo food is meat. Needless to say, we really, really enjoyed this funny take on the "periodic table of meat." Our favorite footnote? Bacon is the meat of life - without bacon - life as we know it would cease to exist.   via Pleated Jeans … [Read more...]

What The Hell Is A Legume?

You might be wondering what the hell a legume is. Let us explain. A legume is a simple, dry fruit contained within a shed or a pod. The most well-known legumes are peas, beans, peanuts, and alfalfa (we have a full list below). No, not THAT bean Legume Index Why Aren't Legumes Paleo? More Reasons What's Good About Legumes? List of Legumes The Verdict Sources & References Why Aren't Legumes Paleo? Phytates Phytates bind up minerals in food, thereby preventing your body from utilizing them. This means these foods are not digested. They can also cause inflammation, bloating, indigestion, and gas. … [Read more...]

101 Paleo Diet Foods

Curious about which foods are paleo? We've put together a list of 101 of some of the most popular and tasty choices. Enjoy any combination of these for your next meal or snack! Keep in mind that these are really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to paleo foods. There are a lot more, which we've listed in our Paleo Diet Food List. Meats 1. Chicken 2. Duck 3. Beef 4. Lamb 5. Bison 6. Rabbit 7. Turkey 8. Caribou 9. Elk 10. Goose 11. Quail 12. Salmon 13. Trout 14. Tuna 15. Bass 16. Halibut 17. Tilapia 18. Sunfish 19. Pike 20. Salmon 21. Cod Eggs 22. All eggs Shellfish 23. Lobster 24. Crabs 25. Clams 26. … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide To Eating Paleo (Infographic)

Interested in eating paleo but not sure where to start? Our friends over Greatist created a killer infographic - the ultimate guide to eating paleo (great name!). It's a wonderful resource if you're looking to get started with the paleo diet and want to come to understand the basics of this caveman diet in under ten minutes. Visual learners, take note! Get health and fitness tips at Greatist.com Thanks to our friends at Greatist for this great, ultimate paleo guide infographic! … [Read more...]